Out of the .45-70's, in the Marlin 1895 series guns (modern), velocities in the 1900+ fps range are well within pressure constraints when using H335, H322 or perhaps RL-7 (more after more extensive testing).
But yes, you'll get at least 1900 fps with these powders. (Enought to loosen the fillings in your teeth <!--emo&--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=''><!--endemo-->)
I've taken the plunge and ordered some of these new "cavity looseners" of yours. If they are as accurate as your 405LFNGC, they could become my bullet of choice! Hope I get an elk tag this year! Hope I get the bullets before elk season too! <!--emo&--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=''><!--endemo-->
I'll be using either H335 &/or RL7. I've used both with your 405gr with good success.
Question is what's the recipe when one adds 20 grains to the bullet?
I'm using 56.0gr H335 with the 405's and 49grs RL7 with the 405's. So I assume the powder needs to drop a little for the 425 grain bullets?
The wide meplat is appealing.....you've tested these for cycling through the action as it states in your article. All this time I've wondered why I couldn't find a corresponding WLNGC! Now here it is, a little heavier but here it is! Thanks!
I'm using the 1895G, nicknamed "Thumper" (most of my guns have some nickname or other). I love the thump they make on the other end after they make the boom on my end!
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